Last year, Deviant and friends brought you gustatory delights in “The Hotel Room Gourmet” and the audience was treated to cooking advice, hardware demonstrations, and free noms! This talk is the counterpoint to "The Hotel Room Gourmet."
"Liverstrong" is a motto coined by Infosec Crumudgeon, BSides founder, and all-around-wonderful soul Jack Daniel. Being Liverstrong is not simply about the alcohol quantity in your evening or the B.A.C. levels in your bloodstream. No, as you will learn in this presentation, the Liverstrong lifestyle comes from diligent training, sharp knowledge, and a discerning palate.
This talk will step people through some of the basics of booze, distinguishing good offerings from poor ones, discerning flavor notes, DIY liquor hacks, and of course demonstrating the creation of outstanding cocktails. Just like last year, audience participation will be encouraged!
Deviant Ollam has been on this earth for 40 years and has been enjoying alcohol for more than 50% of that time. As soon as he left college (after only 3 semesters) he turned away from the Natural Ice and Southern Comfort that were the staples of Pennsylvania frat houses and learned about fine liquor, mixed drinks, and the benefits of splendid red wine. Deviant is often seen at various hacker cons dispensing artful cocktails from his backpack or mixing drinks behind the bar at parties.